Blatchley Bell Tower

Blatchley Bell Tower
Central campus
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Timeline

2005 Constructed
Oct. 8, 2005 Dedication
Apr. 20, 2011 Raven's Call monumnet installed

Namesake

Ron and Ruth Blatchley

Architect

Unknown

Contractor(s)

Unknown

Blatchley Bell Tower

The parking lot east of the Administration Building was replaced by a student mall area in the early 1980s.


Blatchley Bell Tower

Twenty years after the above picture the circular planter box was removed to prepare for construction.


Blatchley Bell Tower

Putting the pieces of the clock tower together in the LSC Mall area. 


Blatchley Bell Tower

A composite of photographs shows the cupola being dropped into place as well as the metal skeleton.


Blatchley Bell Tower

The clock tower stands a few yards north of where the university water tower, removed from campus in the 1950s, once stood. We don’t have a height comparison between those two, though.


Blatchley Bell Tower

The dedication plaque on the eastern side of the tower thanks the Blatchleys for their contributions.


The Blatchley Bell Tower stands on the western edge of Bearkat Plaza in central campus, behind the Marks Administration Building.

Music is played music hourly on the bells, including classical, folk, and seasonal songs as well as the SHSU Alma Mater and Bearkat Fight Song. The tower is 50-feet tall; for comparison, the Sam Houston statue along Interstate 45 is 67 feet tall.


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